CAREER SERVICES DIRECTOR: Erin Lopez
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (972) 647-1607
Class Location: Rooms vary by session
Nurse Assisting students have a one-day workshop.
Maximum Student/Teacher Lecture Ratio: 50 to 1
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This subject is designed to assist the student in obtaining entry-level employment after graduation. This course is presented in segments, and most segments require some form of homework assignment.
KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Your attendance is mandatory. Being in class is important! No exceptions, no excuses. We are going to cover a lot of valuable information – do not miss it! Be here and on time every day the training is scheduled.
The primary mission of the Career Services department is to coach, prepare, and support students to become the best career-ready applicants in today’s work environment through educational and student learning experiences. We are committed to guiding students through personal discovery of their unique gifts and talents and to teach them how to integrate them into meaningful entry level employment upon graduation.
Career Services empowers students to take control of their own professional development and job search by providing the following tools and services:
Janice Eidd-Meadows, CSR, Texas Director of Reporter Relations/Compliance Operations for Lexitas, and a member of the JBCC Advisory Board for the Supreme Court of Texas, spoke to our court reporting students on November 19, 2019. She discussed the opportunities for employment and training with Lexitas and explained the new licenses that will be offered by the JBCC.
Anyone who meets the requirements outlined above will be eligible to apply for an apprenticeship license. The apprentice reporter will be allowed to take depositions (excluding medical, technical, or expert testimony). The apprentice reporter’s transcripts must be reviewed and approved by the sponsor. The apprentice reporter will be paid, but the rate of pay has not been determined yet since the sponsor will also have to be paid. The apprenticeship license will be effective for a period of two to three years. This has not yet been determined. The apprentice reporter will continue to take the Texas CSR exam until he/she passes all three legs at one testing and qualifies as a Texas CSR, at which time, the apprenticeship license will be replaced with a CSR license. The above requirements are retroactive to the October 2019 test.
The provisional reporter can work in Texas until he/she passes the Texas CSR skills exam. The term of the provisional license will probably be two years.
The reporter receiving an endorsement may work in Texas immediately. However, if the reporter received his/her license in a state that permits the CSR to be passed in legs and the reporter passed the exam in legs, the reporter will have to take the Texas CSR skills exam and pass all three legs at one test. The endorsement will probably be effective for two years.
Janice doubts that Texas will be able to enter into reciprocity agreements with any other states. Texas has tried for several years to enter into a reciprocity agreement with California, but California has been unwilling to do so.
There is a meeting of the committee on Friday, November 22,2019, and another one in December. The committee will hopefully be able to finalize its recommendations for the above new licenses. Then they have to be posted for review and approved by the entire JBCC board. The final step is approval by the Supreme Court of Texas. Janice pointed out that the statutes have already passed, so it is just a matter of receiving all the proper approvals to the finalized proposals and implementing the new licenses.